The Sky Is Falling - How Vampires, Zombies, Androids and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism

Author(s): Peter Biskind

film studies

Are Batman and 24's Jack Bauer heroic loners defending our way of life - or right-wing vigilantes attacking it? Is Avatarjust a National Geographic version of Star Wars or a passionate assault on capitalism? And what about Game of Thrones- sword and sorcery fantasy, or lesson in mainstream politics?

In The Sky is Falling!bestselling cultural critic Peter Biskind takes us on a dizzying ride across two decades of pop culture to show how the TV and movies we love have taught us to love political extremism. Welcome to a darkly pessimistic, apocalyptic world where winter has come, the dead are walking, and ultra violence, revenge and torture are all in a day's work. Welcome to the new normal.


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General Fields

  • : 9780241373859
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Allen Lane
  • : September 2018
  • : books

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  • : Peter Biskind
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 256